Hand Dipped Tapers and Scented Candles

24 Jul

Melting beeswax:

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Making wicks from hemp twine – Each one is about 10 ft, dipped in wax, hung overnight from makeshift hanger (un-assembled hive frames). Weighed down with nuts and spoons.

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Finished and cut wicks:

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Finished hemp wick has the feel and hardness of spaghetti:

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Again, using hive frame tops as a drying rack:

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Dipping:

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Drying:

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Finished!

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Used leftover wicks to create central, standing wicks in a jar:

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Scented with essential oils: Lavender, Geranium, Cedar/Vetiver combo

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